Re: [IxDA] Question about US style UX Resumes compared with the UK
8 Oct 2010 - 11:59am
4 years ago
Sean, This is common in not only your field, but other fields as well. It is
not uncommon for Candidates to try to "pump" their credentials. I just see
this as a red flag, one of dishonestly and arrogance
On 10/8/10 1:28 AM, "Sean Pook" wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm very familiar with UK style CVs/Resumes. I've read enough of them over
> the past 4 years or so.
> You may have noticed I'm making forays into the US UX market and I have
> noticed some sizable differences in the way people present themselves. Two
> problems (for me) I have come across:
> 1) Resumes depicting senior practiioners are often actually people with team
> lead/management and sometimes even board level experience, but their resume
> gives the impression they are at the senior design/architect level. People
> have told me this is common, unlike in the UK, where people are quick to add
> the most superior sounding job title to their CV as soon as they have the
> chance (sometimes too fast). Is this common?
> 2) I received a resume today from a candidate who is Director of User
> Experience, and has been for the past several months. Prior to this, the
> candidate was a technical development manager (as recent as 2010), and the
> candidate's career history leading back from there has been software
> How does someone with such a career path land a job as a Director of User
> Experience?. No UCD training, education, or commercial experience. I found
> it facinating. My head tells me he/she wont be right for the role I'm
> soucring for, but I often encounter opposition when saying so.
> Thoughts are welcome.
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